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Old 12-13-2014, 01:53 AM   #1
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Replacing topmount sink


Does anyone have experience shopping for and/or replacing a kitchen sink like this one?

It is a topmount sink, but it appears to be recessed into the countertop. (rimmed sink, flush-set sink.)

Maybe I don't know where to look, but all the topmount sinks I find seem to be self-rimmed (not recessed into the countertop). I am assuming it would not be easy to replace what I have with a self-rimmed sink. I'd like to find a suitable replacement in a topmount, self-rimmed stainless steel sink.

If you know something about this, I'd like to hear it. Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:18 AM   #2
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I think Kohler might still make that kind of sink---I installed one like that four years ago---
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You would be some much better off with a drop in without that metal rim.
Those almost always leaked and are a pain to clean around the trim.
Also far easier to install a drop in.
No clamps and extra pieces to deal with.
Just caulk under the rim and set in place.
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I see what you mean, joecaption. I would rather not replace the sink that I have with one just like it. But it would seem that I'm going to have to cut into the countertop to install a typical drop-in sink. The hole that's already in the countertop is just not suitable for that kind of sink (b/c the current sink is recessed)...I suppose. Am I wrong?
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Just need to find one that will fit in the hole size that's already there.
If the new one is slightly bigger it's just a matter of cutting the hole larger with a down cutting jig saw blade.
Most drop in sinks will have a template on the box showing the size hole it needs.
The lips on the outside of the new sink would sit on top of the counter, there is no recess except the bowl of the sink.
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